October has become a popular month in recent years. Fall's foliage, the season's harvest and All Hallow's Eve have combined into a must experience weekend at Holden Arboretum this coming Saturday.
Founded in 1931 by Albert Fairchild Holden, the arboretum honors the memory of his daughter who passed in 1908. Originally conceived as an out-of-state memorial site (Harvard University), Albert made the bequest local at the urging of his sister. What began 81 years ago as a 100 acre donation now totals over 3600 acres - 600 acres of which hold specific plant collections. Twenty miles of trails and five specific gardens also are found with the holdings.
Goblins in the Park will be held this weekend October 6 & 7th beginning at 10am. A trick-or-treat trail, wagon rides, straw pyramid climb, cornstalk maze are some of the experiences awaiting visitors. Face painting, live musical entertainment, and a 'Seussical' parade at noon are part of each day's highlights. The public, civic groups, and local merchants are encouraged to enter the popular Scarecrow Row competition which is located in the long held traditional place within the gardens.
Lake County's Fall celebration's will never look better than a Goblins in the Park experience. So take the 'Fast Pass' and experience the history that is Holden Arboretum.